Morelli Law Firm PLLC Files Defamation Lawsuit

Sexual Harassment Suit Against CEO Benjamin Wey

In July 2014, Morelli Law Firm PLLC filed a sexual harassment and stalking lawsuit in New York state court on the behalf of their client Hanna Bouveng. The suit was against private equity CEO Benjamin Wey, and contended that Wey had bullied his former intern after she had spurned his sexual advancements. At trial, a jury awarded Ms. Bouveng $18 million in damages, which was later reduced to $5.7 million.

Filing Defamation Suit Against CEO Benjamin Wey

The story doesn’t end there. During the lawsuit, Morelli Law Firm PLLC alleged that Wey engaged in a complete defamation campaign and via web articles and social media smeared the reputation of the law firm and its current and former employees.

Some of the defamatory statements made by Wey include accusations that attorneys at Morelli Law Firm PLLC lied to the courts while representing Ms. Bouveng, were under criminal investigation, sexually harassed employees, and were connected to the Klu Klux Klan and Mafia. The firm argues that Wey continued to defame the law firm even after the jury award.

Morelli has retained the services of Kasowitz Benson Torres Friedman LLP to pursue relief against Wey.

Case Name - Benedict P. Morelli et al. v. Benjamin Wey et al., case number 153011/2016, in New York Supreme Court, County of New York.

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